Health IT

Health data and digital technologies will be essential for improving global health outcomes beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Low- and middle-income nations, with fledgling digital health strategies and many barriers to overcome, stand to benefit the most.
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December 15, 2017
ITIF, the Washington Innovation Network, and AARP co-hosted a December 2017 event discussing how ICT and innovation can help tackle challenges presented by aging societies and explore how Japan has developed its “Society 5.0” agenda to address these opportunities and challenges.
November 16, 2017
Previously, there were few HPV tests well suited to developing countries, but a new product—Xpert HPV—changes this by offering an accurate, real-time, self-contained, and easy to use molecular testing mechanism that can be used at the point-of-care.
October 24, 2017
The lack of alternative diagnostic options has become a major roadblock to getting more people with HIV on the path to treatment. But an innovative new product may finally do this.
August 29, 2017
Meet Arthur Zang, a 29 year-old Cameroonian engineer who invented the handheld Cardio-Pad, the world’s first medical tablet facilitating heart examinations and remote diagnosis. The Cardio-Pad is a touch-screen tablet device for conducting cardiac tests such as electrocardiograms in remote locations, and then sending the results to cardiologists in city centers often hundreds of miles away.
August 7, 2017
Rwanda’s government, which has declared a vision of making the country a technology and innovation hub for Africa, has partnered with the startup Zipline to facilitate the real-time delivery of urgent medical supplies, such as blood or vaccines, to patients in remote locations via drones.
May 18, 2017
On May 18, 2017, Stephen Ezell gave a presentation before the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus on "Incentivizing Innovation for Rare Disease Treatment and Development."
January 25, 2017
In comments to the Federal Trade Commission, ITIF commends the proposed amendment to the contact lens rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription to a patient, and maintain each such acknowledgment for period of not less than three years.
September 30, 2016
As part of National Health IT Week, please join ITIF and a panel of experts for a discussion about the future of medical data sharing and the steps Congress and the next administration can take to reduce health information blocking, give consumers access to their medical data, and fully realize the benefits of the health information revolution.
April 26, 2016
Contact lenses are a prime industry where e-commerce and telehealth can cut health-care costs, yet incumbent interests have halted progress, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
July 23, 2015
On July 23, 2015, the Center for Data Innovation and Health IT Now convened a panel of experts in the field of genomics to explore the policy recommendations in the new white paper, “